The ones who are sick are put into isolatiion camps and are separated from family and relatives. 'Man needs and asks intensely to be crucial to some directing power in the sky… An option that is bigger than himself. Yet there is just silence. There is just division in the middle of man and his universe. The universe is not interested in us, to our sicknesses of whatever extent.
Behind this humor, however, is a deeper meaning. The absurdity which each character experiences brings to light the message of the story: war is pointless. Colonel Cathcart, who put in place the unwritten rule of “Catch-22” did so simple because he wants to be promoted to a General. Major Major has never even flown a mission yet is promoted to Major because they “needed a new Major.” Major Major just wants to be left alone so he creates his own “Catch-22” so that no one can see him. Yossarian, who quickly learns that the Catch-22 means no escape, just wants to go home.
In the Allegory of the Cave and Fahrenheit 451, people become blinded by what they do not know and differences between lifestyles. In the Allegory of the Cave no one knew what the outside world was like and as stated: “He wouldn’t be able to see things up on the surface of the earth, I suppose, until he’d got used to his situation.” People do not understand or try to understand what they do not know or what they do not agree with. In the book, people abolished books because there was a chance someone would disagree with it. Everyone contains only happiness, because they live in a society where they do not know everything, but they do not know what they do not know. In the Allegory of the Cave, people do not know about an outside world.
The short story, “Just Lather, That’s All”, by Hernando Tellez is set in a barber shop. The barber faces a customer that makes him tremble, it was Captain Torres. Torres hangs up his things and demands a shave, he is tired and just came back from a mission. Captain Torres is known for publicly humiliating and killing rebels. The barber is against the Captain because of what he has done to the rebels and he himself is a rebel.
In chapter two, when George and Lennie arrive late at the bunkhouse, Candy tells them about the boss giving the stable buck “hell” as they did not arrive on time. George questions the boss’s anger as it had nothing to do with the stable buck. Candy replies, “Sure ya see the stable buck’s a nigger.” This answer seems to be a justification for the boss’s anger although it was not the stable buck’s fault. This meant that every time the boss was furious, whether it was the stable buck’s mistake or not, because of his race, the boss had every right to act acrimoniously towards him. This illustrates the extreme white supremacy present during this time.
This passage from Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, takes place on the planet of Tralfamadore, where the tralfamadorian is talking about the concept of free will, which is apparently, unique to earthlings. The passage goes on to further say that out of hundreds of planets, only on earth does the idea of free will exist. This passage argues that faith is futile, due to our lack of control of situations that occur around us. The tralfamadorian cannot understand the concept of free will. Free will, is the ability to make one’s own choices, however Slaughterhouse Five suggests throughout the novel, that free will, is not as free thinking as what was once thought.
The article, “What’s in a Name?” by Adam Hadhazy, argues the pros and the cons about naming things. As far as the article goes, Hadhazy argues, “For others, the designations fail to inspire. Wladimir Lyra, a planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., says the names are boring and don 't resonate with non-scientist audiences” (Hadhazy 3). The interesting way to name the objects of space is constantly not to address thing in one subject, for example, it can be half scientific and mythological roots of the terms in order to create more interesting ideas. Referring to this article, “Can We Know the Universe?” from Carl Sagan, this article discusses that humans cannot know everything about the world, but we can still understand some of the world.
The airport project management team and the BAE system were the only parties involved, but they are not the end user who will be affected by the project outcome and the decision made was not thorough and details which caused the subsequent failure. Likewise, the key stake-holders which are the individual airline operator who rented the space are the one could be impacted the most by the outcome of the new automated baggage system, and yet they were excluded out in the initial planning discussion and decision making. This was the big mistake made by the airport management team. Once the airline operators were finally asked for their opinions, major changes were brought up to the project team, such as, adding ski equipment racks, different handling for oversized luggage, and separate maintenance tracks for broken carts. The requests required major redesign on portions of the project.
The characters in Golding’s story are unrealistic and he disregards certain feelings and reactions to situations that occur during the story. The entire story is based on the fact that there plane crashed on a desert island and they are the only survivors. Yet it rarely discusses the possible survivors guilt, post traumatic stress disorder, general injuries and any form of sadness, loss or exponential fear the boys would experience. Without these and more, Golding can not accurately say that mans exposure of evil would have been the outcome of this story. In reality people tend to band together in times of crisis which is subsequently the reason human have thrived so much.
This clearly shows his ignorance to human fulfilment of accomplishing great things if we hadn’t “stuck a flag” we wouldn’t have put a man on the moon, discovered the Americas and uncovered the once opaque ocean’s secrets and wonders. Surely, Philip can’t be unaware of brilliant human discoveries and accomplishments throughout history and how far we have come as not only a society, but as a species. In addition to the idea that Hoare is of the highest ignorance to this subject he does not understand how hard it is to ascend or descend Everest with a heavy burden as he says “we don’t even take our dead away with us. While Philip is